Laura Wilson PT, DPT
Laura was born and raised in North Carolina. She earned her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2012 from UNC Wilmington where she played 4 years of D-1 varsity soccer and was part of their first team to win a CAA championship. She then went straight into her Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and graduated in 2015 from Elon University, where she was heavily involved with their pro-bono clinic. After graduation, she began working in a gym setting, working with patients of all ages and skill sets. She has been in that environment ever since. She recently moved to Wilson and married Nick Ellison, Wilson’s biggest realtor, in May. She has fallen in love with the community of Wilson and is excited to be helping them stay healthy and active.
Laura was introduced to physical therapy at a young age after tearing her ACL in her junior year of high school, and again in her senior year of college. She understands the difficulty of facing and recovering from a serious injury, and uses this experience to motivate and encourage her patients. Her ability to empathize and relate to her patients and athletes set her apart. Her passion for injury prevention has led her to develop an ACL prevention and sport performance program to decrease the frequency of these injuries.
Laura has worked with patients of all ages, from high school athletic teams to pro athletes to senior masters events. She focuses on the whole person and works with them to meet and surpass their goals. Expect to work hard, but have fun doing it.
She is a Certified Vestibular Therapist proficient in treating dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. In addition, she has extensive training in concussion management allowing her to treat concussion and post-concussion injuries. Her specialties include: Vestibular and Balance disorders, Concussion Management, Certified Dry Needling, Running and Gait Analysis, Lifting mechanics and injuries, ACL prevention, Sport Performance, and Return to sport.
Originally from Westminster, Maryland, I left to pursue my basketball dreams which landed me in Wilson, NC. I have been living in Wilson since 2014 where I graduated from Barton College with a major in Exercise Science. Playing basketball on a competitive level my entire life has given me the mental fortitude, drive and determination to get the absolute best results for my clients. I am extremely competitive in EVERYTHING I do, not just sports.
While attending Barton University, I was President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. I spearheaded the efforts to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a cause very dear to my heart. It was and still is, one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my life. I was blessed to be nominated for many national awards for charitable acts and athletic performance alike.